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Energy & commodities

Setterwalls’ specialist team in energy commodities regularly assists Swedish and international companies, governmental authorities and investment funds in the energy and commodities sector. Through extensive experience combined with specialist expertise, our advice generates business value in day-to-day operations as well as investments, permit and prospecting processes, acquisitions and financing.

Our ability to offer a combination of regulatory and transaction-related advice has resulted in our participation in the construction of several of Europe's largest wind farms, often from planning to financing and later sales. In the wind power segment, we have market-leading excellence in all areas. Setterwalls also handles day-to-day regulatory matters within other industries that involve everything from examinations relating to water rights to issues relating to mineral rights and other natural resources. The team’s expertise covers all environmental law issues that frequently arise within the energy and commodities industry. Here is also where our special ability lies to adapt the team of lawyers according to specific needs. This enables us to assist in all types of energy projects from start to finish; from initial government contacts and permit examinations to external financing from foreign or domestic banks and sales to international operators.

For a long time, our industry specialists have worked closely with the energy sector and gained solid experience also of issues related to the electricity market. We frequently assist with advice on electricity supply agreements, electricity safety, electricity distribution, network tariffs, network concession holder’s revenues and trading in electricity certificates, emission rights and other related financial instruments.

For operators in the energy and commodities sector and in complicated energy projects, complex legal issues are brought to light which sometimes result in dispute arising. Setterwalls assist in both domestic and international courts and arbitration tribunals, where we have experience of, among other things, the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) and of disputes with the World Bank Group (ICSID), the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and general courts.

"The team is always at your service. The lawyers are very creative and it feels as if they prioritise you as a client for questions big and small."

- Chambers Europe

"Strong on wind power and regulatory issues."

- Chambers Europe

"Very customer-oriented and provides a strong team"

- Chambers Europe

"It's a very senior firm; I know the lawyers are very knowledgeable and experienced"

- Chambers Europe

"Service level is fantastic"

- Legal 500

"Proactive, attentive and responsive"

- Legal 500

"Converts legal issues into pragmatic solutions"

- Legal 500

Want to know more? Contact:

Stockholm

Martin Sandgren

Malmoe

Jonas Frii